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Performance! Performance! Performance!

  • Sep 4, 2014 · 9:00 AM
  • SAP

The Meetup

You guessed it… This meetup is all about performance.

As end users get more and more impatient, and sites get bigger and more complex, performance is becoming a greater challenge than ever. Consider that Google now recommends that mobile web pages load in ONE freakin’ SECOND (or less), while apps are actually growing in size and complexity. This meetup is all about tackling that challenge.

The Plan

9:00 - Networking

9:30 - Performance Tools by Ran Wahle

10:30 - The Soapbox

11:00 - Behind the Scenes by Itamar Segev

12:00 - Light Lunch, courtesy of SAP

12:45 - Optimizing the Mobile Experience by Amit Zur

The Speakers

Amit Zur, a frontend developer from Capriza, is going to talk about creating a native-like experience on mobile devices. He’s going to give an overview of the challenges, with a special focus on optimizing the mobile browser.

Itamar Segev, a development Scrum Master at SAP, developed a performance measurement tool based on Node.js and WebKit. He’s going to explain what’s really going on “behind" our JavaScript code and how the browser actually builds our application. He's going to talk about browser internals and how they affect performance and the user experience. And finally, he’s going to show us how understanding what the browser is doing behind the scenes can help us optimize our resource loading and minimize the loading time of the application.

Ran Wahle, a Senior Consultant at Sela specializing in web technologies, will introduce a number of performance measurement tools he uses to debug and optimize web applications and will show us how we can use them to understand and solve performance bottlenecks.

The Soapbox

We’re going to open up the floor for a series of short talks where YOU can briefly:

• Introduce an interesting JavaScript library or framework

• Demonstrate a useful FED tool

• Explain an idea or concept that has helped improve your FED apps or skills

• Test an idea for a talk you might want to give in the future

The soapbox is experimental. The idea is to give a quick intro to something revolutionary, or maybe extremely useful, or even totally esoteric. These talks can be at most 5 minutes.

But there’s a catch: There’s limited space, so you have to let me know in advance. I can’t guarantee that everyone who asks will get to talk, but I’ll do my best.

If you want to speak from the soapbox, send me a brief description of what you want to talk about.

The Appendix

Prizes! (Need I say more?)

I'm already planning the next meetup. If you have a topic you want to talk about, let me know. And if you have an idea but you're not completely sure about it, I can help you figure it out.

See you all soon!

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  • Tomer A.

    The meetup was VERY interesting.
    Well Done !!!
    And thanks for the presentations...

    1 · September 7, 2014

    • Noam K.

      Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

      September 8, 2014

  • Noam K.

    I don't know about all of you, but I had a great time at the meetup!

    The food was great, the speakers were excellent, and the prizes were awesome :). Special thanks to all the sponsors for those awesome prizes, and especially to SAP and Sela for hosting.

    Anyway, here all the slide decks from the main talks:

    Performance Tools by Ran Wahle

    Behind the Scenes by Itamar Segev

    Optimizing the Mobile Experience by Amit Zur

    And the links to the soapbox content:

    leaflet.js by Alex Zak

    Leumi Hackathon

    I mentioned some daily newsletters. Here are those links:

    DailyJS - calls out one or two libraries or concepts every day

    Versioning - daily links to various web dev topics

    I hope to see you all in October!

    1 · September 7, 2014

  • Ohad M.

    Great. will be even greater to get the presentations

    1 · September 4, 2014

  • Tal Cohen P.

    It seems to be empty in here. If you are around, you should consider comming.

    September 4, 2014

  • Zohar S.

    will it be recorded?

    September 2, 2014

    • Noam K.

      Unfortunately, it doesn't look like we'll be able to record the meetup.

      September 3, 2014

    • Noam K.

      But I will try to upload all the slides.

      September 3, 2014

  • Nir P.

    Sounds like an awesome meetup! Too bad it's in the middle of the the day and in the far far away Raanana, any chance to have the next one in TLV?

    2 · September 1, 2014

    • Noam K.

      The October meetup is going to be near Kenyon Ayalon in the evening.

      4 · September 1, 2014

    • Nir P.

      Cool! Btw, I can check if we (Fiverr) can host an event - we have an awesome place at a great location (next to the HaShalom train station) - if you're interested.

      1 · September 2, 2014

  • Noam K.

    We have a very long waiting list and only two days to go.

    If you know can't come to the meetup this Thursday, please (please!) update your registration.


    1 · September 2, 2014

  • Dan H.

    Sounds interesting

    1 · August 31, 2014

  • Noam K.

    Hello everybody,

    Things are gearing up for the meetup. I've gotta say, I'm pretty excited.

    We're still looking for soapbox speakers. Remember: you've got 5 minutes to earn eternal glory (it took Spartacus 4 seasons)!

    Here are some ideas for good soapbox talks.

    * If you're working with a really cool library, we want to hear about it
    * Douglas Crockford is wrong (this would be earth-shattering, obviously!)
    * Atom is The Bomb(!) and you want to blow our minds
    * Brackets vs. Atom (vs. WebStorm vs. Visual Studio vs. Sublime vs. Notepad...)
    * Are you using an online IDE like cloud9?
    * Ionic framework
    * grunt vs. gulp
    * Mobile analytics tools (e.g., with PhoneGap/Cordova)

    If you have anything to say about any of these, or anything else for that matter, feel free to contact me. You can message me privately if you want...

    See y'all soon!

    August 27, 2014

  • Noam K.

    Just so you all know, we already have two soapbox speakers. It hasn't even been 24 hours.

    So speak now, or forever hold your peace (or at least until October).

    August 17, 2014

  • Alex z.


    August 17, 2014

  • Dan

    Free parking permit?

    August 17, 2014

    • Noam K.

      Unfortunately, no. However, there are quite a few paid parking lots in the area.

      August 17, 2014

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